Volition on Mac Red Faction Editor
10:07 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story
Even when A-list games make it to the Mac, some users often feel left out as all too often the editing tools that shipped with or are available for the PC version never make it to our platform. This is usually because making the tools themselves is nearly as intensive as making the game, and porting the editor would take as much time as porting game -- obviously not an option from a cost standpoint.
Volition's Mark Allender has posted to the IMG forums that this will likely also be the case with their upcoming FPS, Red Faction. While this is not completely surprisingnew , it is a bit sad that heavy dependencies on the Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC) make the porting of the editor non-trivial. Here's his post:
The chance of getting our in-house editor ported to the macintosh is very low. It's far more important for us to concentrate on delivering great gameplay and product stability across all of the Red Faction platforms. The bright side of this story is that Mac users can still expect to see the game itself in a near-simultaneous release with the PC and Playstation 2 versions! Mark has told IMG recently that they are working to make the code on the Mac side current with the PC version. Red Faction is one of our most anticipated FPS titles in quite some time due to its amazing graphics, Geo-Mod physics engine and storyline. Look for this game to be available in the first half of next year.
Red Faction Web Site
The editor is heavily wrapped in MFC, which isn't an easy bear to move over to the macintosh machines.
IMG Forum Thread on Red Faction Editor
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